Avatar: The Last Airbender by Gene Luen Yang

Avatar: The Last Airbender

North versus South--the final showdown!Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei arrive in the lands of the Southern Water Tribe amid protests against Gilak's imprisonment. While the leaders hold council to solidify Malina and Hakoda's unification plans, Gilak breaks free and leads a powerful rebellion, crashing the council and kidnapping the Earth King! In the face of these two...

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Avatar: The Last Airbender Reviews

  • Britt
    May 10, 2017

    I am a bit sad because I believe this is the last Avatar the Last Airbender comic so the Gaang's story is really over. It makes me want to rewatch and reread everything again. I feel like this story could go on and on but that would make it, for me, somehow lesser because who wants to listen to a never-ending story?

    As for this conclusion of this trilogy, I felt like it was less strong than some of the others. The final showdown was not that impressive to me. However, I am glad that Avatar never

    I am a bit sad because I believe this is the last Avatar the Last Airbender comic so the Gaang's story is really over. It makes me want to rewatch and reread everything again. I feel like this story could go on and on but that would make it, for me, somehow lesser because who wants to listen to a never-ending story?

    As for this conclusion of this trilogy, I felt like it was less strong than some of the others. The final showdown was not that impressive to me. However, I am glad that Avatar never backs down to tell stories which are difficult and still very relevant in real life. I think I really noticed that in this trilogy.

    The Southern Water Tribe, after the Air Nomads, was hit the hardest during the Hundred Year War. Now after the war, they are debating how to rebuild. The Northern Water Tribe wants to help but some of them have nasty plans in store to exploit the South Pole's oil (see how relevant?). After a century of war, the South Pole looks at her culture and what she wants to preserve and which new technologies she wants to use.

    Of course, not everyone agrees. After the nasty Northerner's plans are revealed xenophobia because to raise among some of the civilians (see the relevance) and start to protest other foreigners too, thus, the Fire Nation (thus more understandable, Zuko agrees, since the Fire Nation's crimes) and the Earth Kingdom. "Foreigners Out"

    There wasn't full closure on those problems which I understand since everyone in the real world here hasn't figured it out either. So I don't think it would have been that convincing if Yang would give a magical solution for these problems.

    I think Guri Hiru always did a good job with their art and since this is the last comic, I just wanted to point that out. Gene Luen Yang did a good job with the characters' essence. So even though he did not create them, he portraited them well.

  • L. C. Julia
    May 19, 2017

    Avataaar <3

  • S.
    Mar 03, 2017

    The major theme in this arc is Katara’s yearning for a simpler time, with which I can sympathise considering nostalgia for the TV show is what keeps me reading these comics. Luckily for me, although the

    comics aren’t going to change anyone’s life, they’re written by the accomplished hand of

    . Yang does an excellent job of recreating my beloved characters as I remember them, and in this run, he puts them in a believable moral quan

    The major theme in this arc is Katara’s yearning for a simpler time, with which I can sympathise considering nostalgia for the TV show is what keeps me reading these comics. Luckily for me, although the

    comics aren’t going to change anyone’s life, they’re written by the accomplished hand of

    . Yang does an excellent job of recreating my beloved characters as I remember them, and in this run, he puts them in a believable moral quandary of real-world relevance. Humankind has always clashed, often violently, at the prospect of change. We’ve never taken it lying down—whether it was the Luddites’ resistance to mechanisation, predicting in automation a death-knell for the labour force, or the Southern Water Tribe’s protests against international trade and the massive environmental disruption underway to exploit their natural resources.

    There are important points to be made on both sides of the argument but Yang does not explore them, instead dealing with the issue superficially. However, he does cram a few other interesting ideas into the arc like, for example, the lasting effects of war. He also depicts the visceral emotional reactions triggered by outsider influence in a post-colonial landscape, if not the intellectual ones. He ought to have elaborated the reasons for the distrust that links xenophobia to economic protectionism, though I suppose this is about as much as one can expect in an eighty-page comic book for kids! We finally have an arc that I felt was worth reviewing, one that vocalises the sociopolitical undertones of the show rather than overplaying its fantastical notes.

    ’s competent artwork helps elevate this final

    comic above average.

  • Earl
    May 12, 2017

    It's good to reconnect with Team Avatar in this new trilogy continuing the storylines from the TV series.

    I had the read and enjoyed the other four trilogies before watching and loving the series- and even watched the spin-off series The Legend of Korra- so I've become more of a fanatic with official new stories.

    Katara and Sokka return home only to find everything's changed. It's a battle between maintaining and preserving the past while trying to move forward. The stakes are high when both sides

    It's good to reconnect with Team Avatar in this new trilogy continuing the storylines from the TV series.

    I had the read and enjoyed the other four trilogies before watching and loving the series- and even watched the spin-off series The Legend of Korra- so I've become more of a fanatic with official new stories.

    Katara and Sokka return home only to find everything's changed. It's a battle between maintaining and preserving the past while trying to move forward. The stakes are high when both sides have valid points and loyalties shift and lives threatened.

    I highly recommend reading the each series as a whole when each part comes out or waiting for the omnibus editions and maybe space them out because the plot lines may seem formulaic as each member of Team Avatar practically have to tackle a new world after a devastating war and coming to terms with the old and new ways of life.

  • Sam
    May 15, 2017

    Krásné počteníčko.

  • Gail Bullard
    May 22, 2017

    I really hope they make an actual end to this series, even if they have to time jump.

  • Joseph R.
    May 26, 2017

    Team Avatar works to protect a meeting between Southern Water Tribe leader Hakoda and the newly arrived Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei. They have come at Hakoda's invitation to discuss plans and support for economic development in the Southern Water Tribe's kingdom. Oil has been discovered and a refinery is under construction but some locals oppose development that might turn the Southern Water Tribe into a pale imitation of the other nations. Resistance leader Gilak (who was imprisoned in t

    Team Avatar works to protect a meeting between Southern Water Tribe leader Hakoda and the newly arrived Fire Lord Zuko and Earth King Kuei. They have come at Hakoda's invitation to discuss plans and support for economic development in the Southern Water Tribe's kingdom. Oil has been discovered and a refinery is under construction but some locals oppose development that might turn the Southern Water Tribe into a pale imitation of the other nations. Resistance leader Gilak (who was imprisoned in the last issue) breaks out of jail and makes trouble for everyone.

    As always, Yang does a great job balancing the action and jokes with a more substantive storyline. Waterbender Katara has both nostalgia for the tribe's past and fear of a future assimilation into the other cultures. The story presents many sides of the issue and gives a nice, hopeful resolution.

    Highly recommended!

  • Lilibeth
    Jun 16, 2017

    I'm finally done with the school year and these comics were a nice way to start my summer reading mojo again. Is it too much to hope for one final team avatar comic where they're all in they're late teens/early 20s and building republic city? I need that in my life.


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